An RIBI Rotary Award which recognises and rewards young people who have demonstrated on-going acts of good citizenship (the Rotary ideals of ‘Service Above Self’).
Those nominated do not necessarily have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible for an award. What matters is that they, individually or as part of a group,have made a positive difference which has been recognised by a local Rotary club as worthy of a nomination.
You will get a great idea of the type of good citizenship demonstrated by watching the whole Awards Ceremony here ( 30 minutes long) or the notes and videos of the individual winners from the links at the bottom of the page
Who is eligible for the award?
Any young person or group of young people under the age of 25 years.
What do they receive?
From all nominations received a panel of judges selects 5 young people / groups who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship. They each receive a trophy, £500 for their project, a presentation at the RIBI Conference, live coverage by BBC News and a visit to the BBC News studio in London.
Every nominated young person or group receives a personalised certificate from RIBI. Clubs may also wish to organise special events and/or offer their own award of recognition.
- Download the Young Citizen Information pack 2020 here
How does your club get involved?
Club and district engagement with Rotary Young Citizen has been growing over the past four years, with more and more Rotarians getting involved with this amazing scheme. We hope that even more of the Rotary community will nominate the outstanding young people in their area in 2019/20 and give them the national recognition that they deserve
Club members need to identify a suitable individual or group of young people.
Once suitable young people / group of young people have been identified clubs complete a simple nomination form which can be downloaded here
Nomination deadline: Rotary Young Citizens Awards is Friday, 14th February 2020
Inform your District co-ordinator Richard Warr ( Rotary Club of Northampton West)of your nomination at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your club may also wish to acknowledge and/or reward its nominated young person / group (optional).
Yes, it’s as easy as that.
How do I identify suitable young people?
- Contact local Youth Group leaders, teachers etc.
- Check your local press
Rotary Young Citizen WheelPower Sports Award 2020
There is also a separate Rotary Young Citizen WheelPower Sports to recognise and highlight the achievements and contribution as a positive role model to others of a wheelchair sports participant or a group. The criteria for this award is;
- Aged 25 years of age or under.
- Open to an individual or group.
- Must have made a positive social impact on a community through action, and be a positive role model for others.
- Must be able to demonstrate the importance of sport in transforming their life.
- Must have shown a determination, dedication and commitment in their chosen sport
Athletes in receipt of UK Sport podium level funding are not eligible for this award.
– Young Citizen WheelPower Sports award Nomination Form (as for the Young Citizen award)
Young Citizen Awards National winners
Click here for details of the 2019 Young Citizen awards and what the awards were made for
And you can watch BBC interviews of some of this year’s and past winners on You tube here